How to Dress Like a Bollywood Bride on Your Wedding

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The dream of looking just like a Bollywood celebrity on the day of the wedding seems to be the top priority of every Indian bride-to-be. One just can’t help it: ever since they are young, most girls spend years and years imagining themselves as breathtakingly beautiful as their favourite B-town celebs in their traditional bridal wear. Therefore, styling one’s wedding outfits by taking inspiration from Bollywood brides is quite a trend followed across the nation. After all, every girl has the right to look like a princess on her D-day. If it is also your ultimate dream to dress like a Bollywood bride on your wedding then we are here with the best tips-

So, you want to look like a Bollywood diva on the day of the wedding?

Since we have lots of Bollywood actresses getting married every year (and not to forget the yesteryear beauties who still amaze us with their charisma), the first thing you have to do is shortlist a couple of looks you would want to try out. Be ready for the huge list of options you are going to get while doing the background research. From Mughal-e-azam to Devdas to RamLeela, from real life bridal looks of Aishwarya to Genelia or Dia Mirza to Esha Deol, you will find your plate overflowing with options.

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Too many options leaving you confused? In that case, let’s start with the themes.

You can divide the looks in some basic categories such as – Retro, Royal, Traditional, Contemporary and Indo-western. Now, make a list of bridal looks of Bollywood divas according to that list. If it’s retro then you can pick from Mugh-e-azam, Umraojaan (the old one), Pakeezah or other older movies you have in your mind. If it is royal then you can consider Jodha Akbar, Devdas etc. In real life, Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty and Esha Deol, both have donned a royal bridal look. So, you can steal those looks as well. Likewise, Dia Mirza looked divine in her fusion bridal wear that perfectly stood as a melange of tradition and modernity.

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After you are done with the bridal dress part, move on to the hairstyles.

One of the most important part of the bridal look, once again, you have to decide exactly which hairstyle you would like to try. Depending on the length of your hair and your preference, you can go for either a nicely-braided hair just like Aishwarya did on her wedding wrapping it with a beautiful garland of white flowers. Or you can opt from numerous buns or free-flowing hairstyles of Bollywood stars. Next comes how will you decorate the hair. Both flowers and jewelleries can make you look gorgeous. Remember Madhuri’s hair jewelleries from Devdas?

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Coming to bridal jewelry.

You must now select jewelry that suits the dress and style discussed above. While Jodha Akbar-inspired jewelry is still a rage among many, you can also try lighter designs.  Take the case of the  Maang Tikas: most certainly, this one piece of jewellery is a stellar piece since it highlights the bride’s face like none other. While the Rajasthani jhumka style maang-tikas look absolutely stunning, the South-Indian style maang-tikas with elaborate side strings are timeless. Make sure you talk to your stylist who will help you find the right maang-tika matching your dress and hairstyle.

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And, now, you have to decide on the ultimate part, dress. Yes, note the colour, the material and the design you want to go for. Bollywood brides have already given us enough options to pick from. Hence, it looks like sky is the limit. While the bright red and heavy embroidery is everybody’s favourite, actors like Dia Mirza or Aishwarya or Karishma has experimented with unusual yet extraordinary colours. Now, you are all set to dress like a Bollywood bride on your wedding day.

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